2007 R1200R ABS module controller removal help
I need to pull the ABS module controller to have the motor brushes fixed. Any tips on how to remove this would be helpful. I'm sure if I get the tank off it will be apparent but BMW ceases to surprise me these days. I'm not sure what the best way to deal with the brake fluid lines would be as I don't want to strip any paint along the way. If there is an existing post on this I apologize.
ABS motor removal - 2007 R1200RT --
I too would appreaciate any suggestions.
I don't know that there's any magic but here a couple tool tips
1) Good fitting tubing wrenchs meant for brake fittings and similar are a good idea- too easy to round and damage fittings with open ends and other inappropriate tools.
2) Nipples in sufficient number to plug all open line ends. Keep dirt out and fluid drips off the bike. (Cover everything nearby when handling brake fluid is always a good idea- it does a good job at paint damage)
Easier to handle a fuel tank if its not topped off...
Thanks racer. Draining the 07 brakes looks pretty easy. Where do you get the nipples? Is this a common item at auto parts stores?
You can buy nipples at any auto parts place in packs. They look like the top of an eye dropper- which would probably also work fine if you had enough of them.
Thanks racer7, I'll pick up some nipples today!
As far as how to pull the unit, the factory shop CD has the best prep and removal/installation instructions with excellent pictures. For the 07 and up brakes it looks pretty simple. Remove seat, side panels and covers, tank and air snorkel. Drain the front and rear brake circuits. Disconnect and plug the four hydrastic lines, remove unit with bracket, pull bracket off and ship to MM for repair. Bleed brakes after re-installation. You'll have fresh fluid at the end of the job. The tips from the list and the above should get the job done. Biggest thing to remember is use care and rags to keep the brake fluid off paint and other components as its an excellent paint stripper. I'll let you know how this goes and post some other tips I got from PM's and lessons learned.